Apache Junction Tourist Attractions
Apache Junction (pop. 18,100), located in Pinal County east of Phoenix, is the gateway to the Superstition Mountains and the Apache Trail. Apache Junction was the western terminus of the Apache Trail at the junction of US 60 and SR 88.Surrounding the town are numerous recreational opportunities such as hiking, horseback riding and water sports.
Apache Junction is the beginning and ending point for the famous Apache Trail, a route through the Superstition Mountains, Tonto National Forest and High Country area that has been in use since 1922.The scenery along the Apache Trail is outstanding. The steep, winding road leads travelers past the mountains with dense forests and deep blue lakes.
Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tours
Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine is an authentic 1890s ghost town and the gateway to Superstition Mountains. Goldfield has a collection of antique mining equipment, offers a tour of four original mine shafts, and allows visitors to try their hand at panning for gold!
Address: 4650 North Mammoth Mine Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219-9465, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $7.00, Senior over 55 $6.00, Child 12 & under $4.00
Useful tips: Admission for mine tours.
Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum
The Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum on the Apache Trail has exhibits on Arizona geology and wildlife, as well as Native American artifacts. The 12 acre site is located at the foot of the beautiful Superstitions Mountains.
Address: 4087 North Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ 85217-3845, United States
Opening hours: 9am-4pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Senior $4.00, Child 17 & under $2.00
Useful tips: Children are FREE with a paying adult.
Lost Dutchman State Park (closed June 3, 2010)
Lost Dutchman State Park is named for the legendary mine that has never been rediscovered. Located at the base of the Superstition Mountains, five miles northeast of Apache Junction, the park is a starting point for exploration of the Superstition Wilderness.
Prospector Park in Apache Junction covers 265 acres, with facilities including lighted ballfields, tennis courts and basketball courts. Visitors can enjoy picnics on the lawns or in the ramadas, hiking or horseback riding in the natural desert areas.
Apache Greyhound Park
Apache Greyhound Park was a racing park in Apache Junction. Live racing is no longer available but Apache Greyhound Park offers simulcast races of every greyhound and thoroughbred track in the country.
Rodeo Park in Apache Junction covers 20 acres, and is used for equestrian activities. There is a lighted arena and bleachers for visitors to enjoy rodeos and other entertainment.
Goldminers Park is a five acre area in Apache Junction with a ballfield, two basketball courts and a playground.
Veterans' Memorial Park
Veterans' Memorial Park is a two-acre site in Apache Junction, used for various special events.